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Medieval tax evasion, whitewashed murals, and rigged carnival games.
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September 02, 2019
Last of the Type Casters
Although digital typesetting and offset lithography have largely rendered type casting obsolete, letterpress printing and typefounding remain alive at California’s Grabhorn Institute, thanks to Brian Ferrett, who is one of the last people in the world who’s casting metal type.
Medieval Tax Evasion
A hoard of 2,528 11th-century coins recently discovered in England may have been buried in an attempt to preserve wealth and avoid paying taxes around 1067 or 1068.
After a beloved community mural capturing Santa Ana, California’s Mexican-American heritage was inexplicably painted over with white paint, the daughter of its original painter is stepping up to preserve the future of his public art.
Toronto, Ontario’s SkullStore Oddity Shop has glass cases filled to the brim with animal skulls and taxidermy specimens. The world is full of these sorts of unforgettable oddity markets, so tell us about your favorite places to discover the weird.
Rigged Carnival Games
Carnival midways, beachside boardwalks, and arcades are often packed with affordable games that are really hard to beat. Meet the official investigators and self-appointed crusaders who make sure winning isn't impossible.
Within a few short years of its completion, the abandoned Villa de Vecchi was left to decay after it witnessed an inexplicable string of tragedies that would forever cement its gothic legacy.
The Little Tunnel
This tiny 19th-century tunnel was built so a man could move his cows from one field to another.
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